Posted on: August 14, 2008 11:45 pm

What happened to the Olympics?

There are some strange events they hold in the Olympics. Archery? Beach Volleyball? Rowing? Shooting? And how in the world is Badminton an Olympic sport?

Hunters take their bows and guns out to hunt wildlife. Like Craig Ferguson says, beach volleyball is when you go to the beach and watch those attractive women playing volleyball in the sand. People row their boats out into the lake to go fishing. And badminton is something you play at a family reunion, or perhaps on Sunday's when you go to your granny's for lunch. I just have no idea how these can be Olympic sports.

 I thought the Olympics were for athletes. And in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, athlete is defined as "a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina". Any ordinary man can shoot a bow or gun. My dad shoots both, and by no means is he in any shape to compete in a real sport.

And you may say that those other "sports" require someone to be in good physical condition. But since when does anyone go down to the lake and watch those old men back their boats into the dock and watch them row out into the water? And when was the last time you competed in a badminton game and noticed a crowd of people watching you play? (Other than your grandmother, of course)

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy watching the Olympics. But when sports such as beach volleyball, or rowing come on, I can't help but change the channel.
Category: Olympic Games
Tags: sports
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